Happy March dancers!
Well, the weather is changing for the better (hopefully) and so have our salsa workshops!
First the bad news: I regret to inform you all that we have cancelled the Salsa Rueda classes that occur on Sunday evenings due to low attendance. If interest in these classes spark up again, we will consider trying again later this year.
Now the good news! We officially now have salsa workshops every Saturday! Here's the lineup:
1st and 3rd Saturday of the month: Salsa Workshops with Jason!
A fun afternoon with one of our favorite guest teachers! Beginner class starts at 3 p.m., intermediate class at 4 p.m.. Each class costs $10.
2nd and 4th Saturday of the month: Rueda de Casino with Luis!
An highly entertaining workshop where you learn how to dance Cuban Salsa Rueda! (think square dancing for salsa dancers) Luis provides us with a lot of laughs and we hope you'll have fun too! Beginner rueda is at 3 p.m., intermediate rueda is at 4:30 p.m.. Each class is $10. See you then!
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Everything else is the same! We have our weekly group lessons as usual, as well as our Friday dance socials! Here's the schedule:
Weekly Group Classes: This Month's Dances
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Level 1: Swing and Foxtrot
Level 2: Salsa
Level 3: American Tango
Level 4: Quickstep
Level 5: Samba
Our Dance Socials:
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Friday March 9: spring-themed Milonga Mariposa!
Friday March 16: Dance Social
Firday March 23: Michele's Salsa Night
Take a breather from all that spring cleaning and come and join us! Happy March!
Hello dancers! The Holiday season is now officially upon us! It's time for good cheer, lighting menorahs, and buying presents.
It's also the month where we host our very own annual pot luck New Year's Eve party! That's right, our New Year's Eve party is finally coming! Food, dancing, champagne, it's always a great time! Click here if you need more details!
Now, because it's the holiday season, there are also some holiday cancellations. Every year we take a week off around this time. This year, there will be no lessons of any kind from Sunday, December 24th to Sunday, December 31st.
We've also made the decision to cancel our 3rd Friday dance social for this month. In the past, the attendance for our social has been low because of all the holiday parties that have been going on around this time, so we've decided to put our social on hold until the holidays are over.
Don't worry though! We're still hosting our Milonga Mariposa and our Salsa Night! Feel free to go to our Events page for more details!
Well, that's it for now! Happy holidays everyone!
Hey dancers! I can't believe it's already November! Where did the year go?!
I'm not sure exactly how October went by so quickly, but we did do quite a lot in our group classes, and I'm happy to report that the step lists are officially up! You can check them out by looking at this blog, or by going to our Lesson Recaps page.
Well, we are soon approaching the holiday weeks! Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year's Eve: they're all coming up and that means loads of opportunities to dance! So keep on coming to our group classes, and sign up for our flexible private lessons, so you can prepare for those holiday parties!
Sadly, we have to cancel our Thursday classes on November 23rd, due to Thanksgiving (I know that I myself won't be able to move, much less dance after all that turkey!) However, Michele's Salsa Night is still happening on Black Friday (November 24th), so you'll have a chance to dance off all that food!
Speaking of holidays, it's not too early to remind you of our Annual New Year's Eve Party! That's right, we're doing our Potluck Party again! Champagne, food, dancing....it's been a huge success in the past, and we're hoping it'll be a huge success again! So, mark your calendars!
In other news, Open Studio Hartford is happening this month! That's right, on November 11th and 12th art studios will have a wonderful opportunity to advertise their wares and services! We'll be participating as well, and we want people to see us dancing, which is why we're offering a 20% discount on all private lessons that are happening during this awesome weekend, so book a lesson with either Nate or Lisa today! And also don't forget that there will be a salsa workshop on November 11th, starting at 3pm. We hope you can join us on this happy weekend, celebrating the arts and an active lifestyle!
One final announcement: our salsa rueda workshop needs more dancers! We're still going to do a half-hour lesson at $5 per person, but we're thinking of maybe having the workshop at an earlier time to make it easier to attend, perhaps during Sunday afternoons before the group classes, instead of at the end of the night. If this change happens, it will probably start on January. How does everyone feel about that? What time should we do it? Please leave a comment below letting us know what you think!
Well, that's it for now! We'll be seeing you on the dance floor!
-Lisa Spiro, Hartford Ballroom
Hey Dancers! Happy September!
Kids are now going back to school, vacations are over, and it's time for workshops to come back to Hartford Ballroom! Yay!
Our Salsa weekend workshops are returning on Saturday, September 9th and 16th! If you want more information, click here!
Also, on September 9th we have a Shim Sham workshop! Shim Sham is an extremely popular swing line dance that you really need to take a class to learn. Click here for more details!
For all our dance events, we're right on schedule! The only issue this month is that HCD's Friday Swing Dance isn't happening on the first Friday this month, which comes into conflict with Nate's Milonga Mariposa. Not to worry though, you can still attend both! Spend some time with Eight To The Bar at the Swing Dance first, then head on over to Milonga Mariposa at around 10 p.m. or so. It'll be a long night of dancing, but it'll also be loads of fun! Check out the event dates in our Upcoming Events Section.
For dance classes, Cha Cha is joining the rotation as we say good-bye to West Coast Swing. Here's the line-up:
Level 1: Salsa and Cha Cha
Level 2: Cha Cha
Level 3: Slow Waltz
Level 4: Bolero
Level 5: Argentine Tango
For the class schedule, click here. For last month's step list, go to our Lesson Recaps Page and click on August.
It's going to be a busy and entertaining month! We look forward to seeing you on the dance floor!
-Lisa Spiro, Hartford Ballroom dance teacher